This practical guide can help you choose the best cloud solution for your company. If you are considering alternatives to an on-premises communications system, you need to thoroughly understand the issues and options. Since anyone with a server and an Internet connection can become a cloud vendor, how do you know what to ask, or who to believe? This guide gives you a three-step process, or evaluation guide, you can use to cut through the hype and make an informed decision.
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered.
Your company is a cloud-engaged Independent Software Vendor (ISV) evaluating various Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms to strengthen your various product offerings. With so many options, you’re wondering how to begin. Fortunately, the industry experts at Frost & Sullivan have created a short guide to help you decide, covering such areas as:
Speed to market
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DigitalOcean commissioned Cloud Spectator to evaluate the performance of virtual machines (VMs) from three different Cloud Service Providers (CSPs): Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine and DigitalOcean. Cloud Spectator tested the various VMs to evaluate the CPU performance, Random Access Memory (RAM) and storage read and write performance of each provider’s VMs. The purpose of the study was to understand Cloud service performance among major Cloud providers with similarly-sized VMs using a standardized, repeatable testing methodology. Based on the analysis, DigitalOcean’s VM performance was superior in nearly all measured VM performance dimensions, and DigitalOcean provides some of the most compelling performance per dollar available in the industry.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Testing full recoveries of IT environments requires a proven methodology. Establishing and meeting RTOs, configuring a cloud recovery system, and tracking your changing environment are all critical components of a successful cloud recovery operation. In this expert Technical Guide, learn how Jamie Evans, Senior Manager of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for EVault, helps clients complete a full recovery of their systems.
Despite long-standing concerns captured in a myriad of surveys, security in the cloud has progressed to a more practical and achievable level.
The cloud represents a shared security responsibility model whereby that responsibility is split between the Cloud Service Provider and the cloud customer. For organisations moving some or all of their applications and data to the cloud, acceptance of this model clears the way to more thoughtful consideration for how security can and should be architected — from the ground up. As a result, IT and IT Security leaders now have a much clearer trajectory to support their business operations in the cloud in a secure manner.
With more and more dependency on mobile and cloud, digital enablement is key to business success. Now IT has an increased impact on how to drive strategy and implementation to reach business goals.
But the reality of distributed applications and connected devices has introduced new security challenges. To secure information and provide users seamless access to data, you need to reevaluate your approach to authentication. You need a modern authentication solution that is agile and secure, enabling your digital transformation.
This buyer's guide will help you determine whether a cloud-based multi-factor authentication solution is right for your organization and details the top features to look for in an authentication solution to securely enable your digital transformation.
Download the Cloud-Based Authentication Buyer’s Guide — to learn more.
HCL Technologies has developed a white paper to bring attnetion to the prevailing SMEs and mid-market enterprises about cost effective Supply Chain solutions that help thme manage day to day operations efficiently.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Nov 11, 2015
This cloud buyer’s guide includes important information about the advantages of an open source cloud platform, benefits of managed services and self-service as well as considerations for evaluating cloud solutions.
In our second annual marketing survey, we surveyed CMOs in The CMO Club about their use,expectations, and measurement of social media, then compared the results to the previous year's survey. In short, 2009 marked the year CMOs embraced social media marketing but struggled to tie their strategies to the bottom line. Many evaluated engagement metrics created from social media- such as the number of click-throughs to the website or number of fans or followers - instead of evaluating business metrics like revenues and conversion. In 2009, CMOs aspired to tie social to the bottom line.
An opportunity for Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs): As business models evolve and technology advances, CPOs can elevate their value across enterprises and extended supplier networks with Cognitive Procurement capabilities that can sense and act.
Social and cloud technologies are connecting us to more people and information than we ever could have imagined. The challenge is to get the right information from the right sources in the right context at the right time. IBM has the leading cloud collaboration platform that helps you collaborate with extended networks, focus on the relevant and filter out the rest. Join IBM clients as they share how they drove real outcomes with collaborative processes. See how IBM partners are innovating the leading enterprise software platform. Hear IBM's perspective on these technological shifts and see the latest advancements in action.
I Big Data e gli analytics workloads sono la nuova frontiera per le aziende. I dati vengono raccolti da fonti che non esistevano 10 anni fa. Tutti i dati dei telefoni cellulari, i dati generati dalle macchine e i dati relativi all’interazione con i siti vengono raccolti e analizzati. Inoltre, con i budget IT sempre più sotto pressione, l’impatto ambientale dei Big Data non fa che aumentare e pone grandi sfi de per i sistemi storage.
Questo documento fornisce informazioni sulle problematiche che le applicazioni dei Big Data pongono sullo storage e su come scegliere le più corrette infrastrutture per ottimizzare e consolidare le applicazioni dei Big Data e degli analytics, senza prosciugare le fi nanze.
We’re living in the age of the customer, so it’s understandable that many companies are striving — and claiming — to be customer obsessed. yet many still fall short of creating superior customer experiences, even with sophisticated customer analytics in place, because of myopia and internal misalignment. The solution lies in a new customer insights paradigm: the next best experience (nBX). customer insights (ci) pros need to reevaluate their current analytics practices and embrace the nBX model to become truly customer obsessed.
This paper explores some of the practices most relevant to achieving success with PaaS, focusing on ways to identify how PaaS can be best utilized within the specifics of a given organization’s overall IT needs. Practices include understanding scalability and infrastructure aspects of PaaS deployment, the need for coding wisdom in otherwise “codeless” environments, integration with on-premise systems and other cloud-based IT assets, security and more.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Around-the-clock global operations, data growth, and server virtualization all together can complicate protection and recovery strategies. They affect when and how often you can perform backups, increase the time required to back up, and ultimately affect your ability to successfully restore. These challenges can force lower standards for recovery objectives, such as reducing the frequency of backup jobs or protecting fewer applications, both of which can introduce risk. High-speed snapshot technologies and application integration can go a long way toward meeting these needs, and they have quickly become essential elements of a complete protection strategy. But snapshot copies have often been managed separately from traditional backup processes. Features like cataloging for search and retrieval as well as tape creation usually require separate management and do not fully leverage snapshot capabilities. To eliminate complexity and accelerate protection and recovery, you need a solution
Embora 89% dos líderes de marketing acreditem que devam fornecer uma experiência ideal aos clientes e, assim, criar um diferencial para seus produtos e serviços na era digital, apenas 20% acreditam cumprir com êxito esta premissa. Isso significa que existe uma dificuldade por meio dos profissionais de marketing em alcançar seu público em canais diferentes, o que resulta em taxas de conversão baixas, relacionamentos curtos com clientes e perda de receita. Veja como O Oracle Marketing Cloud oferece simplicidade para as equipes de marketing, voltado para os públicos relevantes e uma solução escalonável de TI
La transformación digital se ha convertido en una imperativa comercial, ya que la mayoría de los aspectos de la participación económica se han vuelto digitales. En todo el mundo, las empresas y los organismos gubernamentales están rediseñando sus infraestructuras de tecnología para mantenerse a la par de las exigencias de los clientes, impulsar la innovación y seguir siendo competitivos en una economía digital en constante evolución.
Una encuesta reciente de PwC destacó que el 45 % de los ejecutivos del negocio y de TI de 51 países identifica como una prioridad máxima el aumento de los ingresos por medio de la transformación digital1. El éxito en este panorama digital acelerado requiere que las empresas transformen sus infraestructuras de TI para alcanzar nuevos niveles de flexibilidad y de capacidad de respuesta. Al mismo tiempo, los equipos de TI deben lograr un equilibrio entre mantener los aspectos principales del negocio mientras invierten en nuevas innovaciones de negocios y de
There are many attributes to consider when choosing sourcing options, some more obvious than others, such as hourly rate. However, when evaluating the true costs of sourcing, leading organizations also look at other critical factors associated with business-critical projects--such as agility, integration with other operations, security risks, scalability, public image, and business understanding-- that can make all the difference to ensuring successful project outcomes.
Enterprises are adopting Microsoft Office 365 in greater numbers. As part of deploying Office 365, IT teams are re-evaluating how they secure mobile access to email and apps as the data moves into the cloud. This guide provides a comparison between the free solutions offered by Microsoft and Okta for mobility management of Office 365 apps and data. Read this eGuide to learn more about the differences between Microsoft MDM and Okta Mobility Management for Office 365.
A leader in WCM since circa 2006, SDL arguably produces the most functionally robust enterprise platform in the industry, with particular strengths in multi-channel marketing, globalization, translation management, and brand management. Based on a heterogeneous technical infrastructure, the product can be tricky to implement, but global, enterprise-wide deployments often require the fine-grained configurability of a such a solution. Non-technical business users (online marketers in particular) seem to adopt the product readily, and they consistently give its polished user interface high marks.
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